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Hop, Skip, and Jump for Amazing Health Benefits

Updated on January 26, 2022
Trampoline  jumping
Trampoline jumping | Source

Move fluid through your lymph glands

Sometimes healthy living is much easier than we think. Numerous studies indicate that sitting for most of the day can lead to poor health. but hopping, skipping, and jumping will drastically improve overall health. With everyone in doors more because of the pandemic, it’s important to keep moving. Bouncing on a trampoline specifically offers amazing benefits that counter a sedentary lifestyle. Dr. Mercola says that if you spend most of your day indoors and seated, you need to go ahead and jump. He recommends, however, that before you begin to utilize a trampoline or rebounder, that you take every safety precaution in order to reduce the risk of injury. It is also wise to check with your healthcare provider before embarking on any big changes to your daily routine.

A major benefit touted from jumping is that it gets the fluid moving through your lymph glands. Some studies suggest a connection between poor lymph circulation and cancer. Whether this is accurate or not the old adage is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Even if hopping skipping and jumping do not affect the lymph system or prevent cancer, they each are beneficial in so many other ways. Senior citizens who keep moving, live longer and healthier than those who do not. For this reason, it is in your best interest to make no excuses and get moving ASAP.

Jumping, in general, will improve your balance strengthen your immune system and also increase lymphatic flow. When you utilize a rebounder or trampoline you reduce the stress on knees and joints that jumping on the ground may cause. The lymph system works together with the other organs in your body and can get sluggish. Be careful however of fad diets and wonder drugs or supplements that promise to flush toxins from your lymphatic system. Hopping, skipping, and jumping will help you without your having to take any extreme measures.

You might as well jump.
You might as well jump. | Source

Jumping combats slouching

If you do not have a trampoline or rebounder you can simply jump up and down wherever you can, whenever possible. When you sit for long periods of time at a desk or even on a couch there is a potential to slouch. This can have negative effects on your overall health. Some research suggests that slouching puts pressure on your heart lungs and other organs and can raise blood pressure. Take a look in the mirror and see the difference in how you look when you stand up straight.

Jumping helps strengthen muscles and encourage better posture. When you sit and stand straight you will both look and feel much better. Make sure you are wearing a good pair of athletic shoes that will protect your feet. You can jump up and down in place wherever you are most comfortable. Dr. Mercola even recommends standing up from your work desk and jumping a few times throughout the day.

This may sound a bit much if you have been pretty much sedentary and a couch potato but it is worth every hop skip and jump. Thaw movements are a small price to pay when compared to the pain, expense, and weeks or months of therapy needed should you fall and break a bone. Additional benefits will be feeling more energized and youthful. If you have children or grandchildren who can join you then, by all means, make it a group activity.

Skipping rope
Skipping rope | Source

Hop and skip rope like a child

Dr. Mercola says that a study done by Egotron reveals that adults sit for 13 hours each day. The number one reason they get up is to eat food. One way to combat the urge to be a couch potato is to skip rope. Adults who jump rope as they did when they were children will obtain a number of health benefits. Skipping rope burns calories which reduces fat and prevents obesity. According to Web MD, adults would have to run 8 miles in order to burn the same amount of calories that are consumed from 15 to 20 minutes of rope jumping.

You can also combat couch potato syndrome by getting up and walking during television commercials. In case you have not noticed, most commercials today are about five minutes long. You could get in about half a mile of walking, just by utilizing the time it takes for advertisements.

Research from the UK indicates that hopping can improve bone density. Just a few minutes a day of hopping for a year will reduce the risk of fractures and broken bones from a fall. Hopping is an excellent way to improve the strength of hip bones. Weak hip bones are a leading cause of why so many older adults end up hospitalized after falling.

Its normal for aging muscles and joints to weaken but by hopping, skipping and jumping older adults can improve their chances of living longer and stronger. If you find this overwhelming just begin thinking like a child. Whenever you can whether indoors or out, make it a practice to jump up and down hop from one foot to the other and skip rope.

© 2019 Cheryl E Preston


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